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Subject/Sub-Subject: Social Studies/U.S. History


Title: The Suffragist Battle Continues (and Continues) After the Civil War


Summary:



Students will discover how women fought for and were finally given the right to vote. They will interpret artwork, view a Primary Access documentary, then write speeches based on their learning to convince people to vote in elections. This lesson is appropriate as an extension for US1 and for US2.


Understanding Goal

Womens' rights and opportunities continue to change and grow over time.

Investigative Question

How did women finally make their voices heard during the long battle for suffrage?

Grade(s): 6, 1
Audience: General
Learners: This lesson will be taught to about 75 6th grade students with mixed abilities and background knowledge.
Required Vocabulary: suffrage
Prior Content Knowledge: N/A
Standards

VA USI.8 The student wil demonstrate knowledge of westward expansionand reform in America from 1801 to 1861 by identifying the main ideas of the abolition and suffrage movements.
VA USI.1a Identify and interpret primary and secondaty source documents to increase understanding of events and life in US History to 1865.
VA USI.1b Make connections between the past and the present.
VA USI.1c Sequence events in US history
VA USI.1d Interpret ideas and events from different historical perspectives.
VA USI.1e Evaluate and discuss issues orally and in writing

Field Tests

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Sources

The Suffragist Battle Continues (and Continues) After the Civil War

Understanding Goal

Womens' rights and opportunities continue to change and grow over time.

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[Suffrage parade, New York City, May 6, 1912]. Am I not a man and a brother? [Sojourner Truth, three-quarter length portrait, standing, wearing spectacles, shawl, and peaked cap, right hand resting on cane] Our roll of honor, signatures to the
"Declaration of Sentiments" Set Forth by the First Woman's Rights Convention held at Seneca Falls, New York
July 19-20, 1848. Help us to win the vote Anti-slavery fair! The Abington anti-slavery fair will commence on Monday evening, Nov. 9th, at Union Hall, North Abington ... Abington, Nov. 6, 1857. Abington. Standard Press, Vaughan's Building, Centre Avenue. Susan B. Anthony Penn[sylvania] on the picket line-- 1917. Suffragette demonstration, Washington, D.C. Looking backward / Laura E. Foster. [Suffragists demonstrating against Woodrow Wilson in Chicago, 1916] [Alice Paul, full-length portrait, standing, facing left, raising glass with right hand]. [Susan B. Anthony, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left] / Mrs. L. Condon, Atlanta, Ga. Suffrage campaign days in New Jersey. ["Silent sentinel" Alison Turnbull Hopkins at the White House on New Jersey Day.] The Fifteenth Amendment. Celebrated May 19th, 1870 / from an original design by James C. Beard. Republican Convention. L-R: Mrs. James Rector, Ohio, Mary Dubrow, N.J., Alice Paul, N.J.



Author/Creator A Group of Philadelphia Abolitionists with Lucretia Mott [Three suffragists casting votes in New York City(?)] [Elizabeth Cady Stanton, seated, and Susan B. Anthony, standing, three-quarter length portrait]
Suffrage parade, NYC, Oct. 23, 1915 Revised / Chamberlain. [Suffragists Protest Woodrow Wilson's Opposition to Woman Suffrage, October 1916] [Postcard of Lucretia Mott Heirs Come to Pass, 3 Mrs. Charlotte Woodward Pierce, 2/10/21 Flocking for Freedom 5 female Negro officers of Women's League, Newport, R.I. [The sky is now her limit] / Bushnell. [Carrie Chapman Catt, half-length portrait, seated, facing left, on telephone] Lucy Burns [Senator Warren G. Harding, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front] "Celebration of the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia by the colored people in Washington, April 19, 1866" Bombardment of Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, April 12 and 13, 1861 In the days of "Old Dobbin" and Derby hats Mrs. Harriot Stanton Blatch exhorted the Wall Street crowds Breaking in suffrage speakers - Mrs. E.R. Smith Women voting at Pitt. Washington, D.C. The Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives receiving a deputation of female suffragists, January 11th - a lady delegate reading her argument in favor of woman's voting, on the basis of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Constitutional Amendments Woman suffrage in Wyoming Territory. -- Scene at the polls in Cheyenne / from a photo. by Kirkland

Required Materials

Files

Heirs Come to Pass, 3.ppt
assessment and rubric.doc

Web Sites

Women Vote - Finally!

Activity Directionss

Work Sample - Commercial.doc
Suffrage SpeechMay 14.doc

Directions

Introduction

Step 1 Zoom in with "Heirs Comes to Pass," by Martina Lopez from the Smithsonian American Art collection.

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Step 2 Present PowerPoint to whole group. Conduct a question and answer with the PowerPoint Presentation.

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Step 3 Review the early Womens' Rights Movement until it was interrupted by the Civil War. Explain to the students they will hear "more of the story, but not the end because it continues today."

Investigation

Step 1 Watch my Primary Access documentary on the suffragist movement after the Civil War to the 19th Amendment.

Web Sites

Step 2 Direct student viewing by asking students the quesion, "How did women make their voices heard?"

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Step 3 Conduct a Think-Pair-Share with a partner, then discuss the answer with the whole group.
Step 4 Finish the discussion with the question, "How can we make our voices heard?" If someone does not add "vote," lead them to the answer.
Step 5 Introduce the assessment.

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Formal Assessment

Step 1 Review expectations along with writing assignment and rubric. Students will write either a speech or a commercial convincing people to vote.

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Step 2 Allow students to work independently or with a partner. Teacher should assist with the writing process as needed.
Step 3 Allow students to orally present projects for additional points.

Best Practices


Analysis of Student Learning


My students were stirred up by my Primary Access video. They want people to vote! They were very attentive during their peers' presentations and they are looking forward to presenting their speeches and commercials before next year's election. They showed their understanding of women's stuggle and its worth.


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Reflections and Recommendations


The content connected to but was not part of my students' course of study. I was amazed at how easily I was able to integrate the lesson and make it meaningful to my content - especially citizenship and voting. Also, presenting commercials and speeches was appropriate and fun as we prepared for end of year testing. I will use this lesson again. I would re-do my Primary Access documentary to make it smoother.


Credits

Authors and Contributors

Ann Sillery
Jefferson Middle School, Arlington County Public Schools, Virginia

Library of Congress Items

Library of Congress items used in this Lesson Plan.

Thumbnail Library of Congress Item
[Suffrage parade, New York City, May 6, 1912]. Unknown. 1912. [Suffrage parade, New York City, May 6, 1912]. . Library of Congress: American Memory, By Popular Demand: "Votes for Women" Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920.
Am I not a man and a brother? American Anti-Slavery Society & Anti-Slavery Office New York Am I not a man and a brother?. Library of Congress: Prints & Photographs, Cartoon Prints, American .
[Sojourner Truth, three-quarter length portrait, standing, wearing spectacles, shawl, and peaked cap, right hand resting on cane] Unknown. 1864. [Sojourner Truth, three-quarter length portrait, standing, wearing spectacles, shawl, and peaked cap, right hand resting on cane]. Library of Congress: Prints & Photographs.
Our roll of honor, signatures to the
"Declaration of Sentiments" Set Forth by the First Woman's Rights Convention held at Seneca Falls, New York
July 19-20, 1848. Stanton, E.C. 1848. Our roll of honor, signatures to the "Declaration of Sentiments" Set Forth by the First Woman's Rights Convention held at Seneca Falls, New York July 19-20, 1848. Library of Congress: Exhibitions, American Treasures of the Library of Congress.
Help us to win the vote Unknown. 1914. Help us to win the vote. Library of Congress: Prints & Photographs, RR-George Grantham Bain Collection.
Anti-slavery fair! The Abington anti-slavery fair will commence on Monday evening, Nov. 9th, at Union Hall, North Abington ... Abington, Nov. 6, 1857. Abington. Standard Press, Vaughan's Building, Centre Avenue. Unknown. 1857. Anti-slavery fair! The Abington anti-slavery fair will commence on Monday evening, Nov. 9th, at Union Hall, North Abington ... Abington, Nov. 6, 1857. Abington. Standard Press, Vaughan's Building, Centre Avenue. Library of Congress: American Memory, An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera.
Susan B. Anthony Unknown. n.d.. Susan B. Anthony. Library of Congress: Prints & Photographs, RR-George Grantham Bain Collection.
Penn[sylvania] on the picket line-- 1917. Harris & Ewing. 1917. Penn[sylvania] on the picket line-- 1917. Library of Congress: American Memory, Women of Protest: Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party.
Suffragette demonstration, Washington, D.C. Unknown. 1913. Suffragette demonstration, Washington, D.C. Library of Congress: Prints & Photographs, National Photo Company Collection .
Looking backward / Laura E. Foster. Foster, L. E. 1912. Looking backward / Laura E. Foster. Library of Congress: American Memory, American Women: A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources.
[Suffragists demonstrating against Woodrow Wilson in Chicago, 1916] Unknown. 1916. [Suffragists demonstrating against Woodrow Wilson in Chicago, 1916]. Library of Congress: American Memory, Women of Protest: Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party.
[Alice Paul, full-length portrait, standing, facing left, raising glass with right hand]. Harris & Ewing. 1920. [Alice Paul, full-length portrait, standing, facing left, raising glass with right hand]. Library of Congress: American Memory, By Popular Demand: "Votes for Women" Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920.
[Susan B. Anthony, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left] / Mrs. L. Condon, Atlanta, Ga. Condon, L. ca.1890-ca.1906. [Susan B. Anthony, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left] / Mrs. L. Condon, Atlanta, Ga. Library of Congress: Prints & Photographs.
Suffrage campaign days in New Jersey. Unknown. 1914-1920?. Suffrage campaign days in New Jersey. Library of Congress: American Memory, By Popular Demand: "Votes for Women" Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920.
["Silent sentinel" Alison Turnbull Hopkins at the White House on New Jersey Day.] Unknown. 1917. ["Silent sentinel" Alison Turnbull Hopkins at the White House on New Jersey Day.]. Library of Congress: American Memory, Women of Protest: Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party.
The Fifteenth Amendment. Celebrated May 19th, 1870 / from an original design by James C. Beard. Kelly, T. 1870. The Fifteenth Amendment. Celebrated May 19th, 1870 / from an original design by James C. Beard. Library of Congress: Prints & Photographs, Popular Graphic Arts.
Republican Convention. L-R: Mrs. James Rector, Ohio, Mary Dubrow, N.J., Alice Paul, N.J.



Author/Creator Dubrow. Republican Convention. L-R: Mrs. James Rector, Ohio, Mary Dubrow, N.J., Alice Paul, N.J. Author/Creator. Library of Congress: American Memory.
A Group of Philadelphia Abolitionists with Lucretia Mott Gutekunst, F. ca. 184-. A Group of Philadelphia Abolitionists with Lucretia Mott . Library of Congress: Exhibitions, American Treasures of the Library of Congress.
[Three suffragists casting votes in New York City(?)] Unknown. ca.1917. [Three suffragists casting votes in New York City(?)]. Library of Congress: Prints & Photographs, National Photo Company Collection .
[Elizabeth Cady Stanton, seated, and Susan B. Anthony, standing, three-quarter length portrait]
Unknown. 1880-1902. [Elizabeth Cady Stanton, seated, and Susan B. Anthony, standing, three-quarter length portrait] . Library of Congress: Prints & Photographs.
Suffrage parade, NYC, Oct. 23, 1915 Unknown. 1915. Suffrage parade, NYC, Oct. 23, 1915. Library of Congress: Prints & Photographs, RR-George Grantham Bain Collection.
Revised / Chamberlain. Chamberlain, K. R. 1917. Revised / Chamberlain. Library of Congress: Prints & Photographs.
[Suffragists Protest Woodrow Wilson's Opposition to Woman Suffrage, October 1916] Burke & Atwell. 1916. [Suffragists Protest Woodrow Wilson's Opposition to Woman Suffrage, October 1916]. Library of Congress: American Memory, Women of Protest: Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party.
[Postcard of Lucretia Mott Unknown. n.d.. [Postcard of Lucretia Mott. Library of Congress: American Memory, Votes for Women: Selections from the National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection, 1848-1921.
Mrs. Charlotte Woodward Pierce, 2/10/21 Unknown. 1921. Mrs. Charlotte Woodward Pierce, 2/10/21. Library of Congress: Prints & Photographs, National Photo Company Collection .
Flocking for Freedom Unknown. 1878. Flocking for Freedom. Library of Congress: Prints & Photographs.
5 female Negro officers of Women's League, Newport, R.I. Unknown. 1899?. 5 female Negro officers of Women's League, Newport, R.I. Library of Congress: Prints & Photographs, African American Photos for Paris Exposition 1900.
[The sky is now her limit] / Bushnell. Bushnell. 1920. [The sky is now her limit] / Bushnell. Library of Congress: Prints & Photographs.
[Carrie Chapman Catt, half-length portrait, seated, facing left, on telephone] Unknown. 1909-1932. [Carrie Chapman Catt, half-length portrait, seated, facing left, on telephone]. Library of Congress: Prints & Photographs, National Photo Company Collection .
Lucy Burns Bain News Service. n.d.. Lucy Burns. Library of Congress: Prints & Photographs, RR-George Grantham Bain Collection.
[Senator Warren G. Harding, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front] Unknown. c1920. [Senator Warren G. Harding, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]. Library of Congress: Prints & Photographs.
"Celebration of the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia by the colored people in Washington, April 19, 1866" Deilman, F. 1866. "Celebration of the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia by the colored people in Washington, April 19, 1866" . Library of Congress: American Memory, African American Odyssey.
Bombardment of Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, April 12 and 13, 1861 Unknown. 1861. Bombardment of Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, April 12 and 13, 1861. Library of Congress: Exhibitions, American Treasures of the Library of Congress.
In the days of "Old Dobbin" and Derby hats Mrs. Harriot Stanton Blatch exhorted the Wall Street crowds Unknown. 1915-1920?. In the days of "Old Dobbin" and Derby hats Mrs. Harriot Stanton Blatch exhorted the Wall Street crowds. Library of Congress: Prints & Photographs.
Breaking in suffrage speakers - Mrs. E.R. Smith Unknown. 1913. Breaking in suffrage speakers - Mrs. E.R. Smith. Library of Congress: Prints & Photographs, RR-George Grantham Bain Collection.
Women voting at Pitt. Bain News Service. n.d.. Women voting at Pitt. Library of Congress: Prints & Photographs, RR-George Grantham Bain Collection.
Washington, D.C. The Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives receiving a deputation of female suffragists, January 11th - a lady delegate reading her argument in favor of woman's voting, on the basis of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Constitutional Amendments Unknown. 1871. Washington, D.C. The Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives receiving a deputation of female suffragists, January 11th - a lady delegate reading her argument in favor of woman's voting, on the basis of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Constitutional Amendments. Library of Congress: Prints & Photographs.
Woman suffrage in Wyoming Territory. -- Scene at the polls in Cheyenne / from a photo. by Kirkland Unknown. 1888. Woman suffrage in Wyoming Territory. -- Scene at the polls in Cheyenne / from a photo. by Kirkland. Library of Congress: Prints & Photographs.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Items

Smithsonian American Art Museum items used in this Lesson Plan.

Thumbnail Smithsonian American Art Museum Item
Heirs Come to Pass, 3 Lopez, M. 1991. Heirs Come to Pass, 3. Smithsonian American Art Museum: Artworks.